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Campaign spy puts FBI in snare, Trump insists

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was published May 24, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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President Donald Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein talk Wednesday after a round-table discussion on the MS-13 gang in Bethpage, N.Y. Trump and Rosenstein, a frequent target of the president’s anger over the Russia investigation, appeared on good terms during the session.

President Donald Trump asserted Wednesday that the FBI's use of a confidential source to seek information from his campaign aides was gaining steam as a scandal and that lawmakers would soon realize that "a lot of bad things happened."

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RBear says... May 24, 2018 at 6:18 a.m.

"The president referred to those investigating him as the "Criminal Deep State," claiming they had been 'caught in a major SPY scandal the likes of which this country may never have seen before!'" BS. This president must live is the most altered state of reality of any I've ever seen. A very disturbed individual who is not mentally stable, much like some of his supporters.
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The fact he can't differentiate between a spy and an informant is insane. There IS a difference. The professor was not "embedded" in the campaign organization. He made contact with individuals who were in contact with Russian individuals under suspicion. It is the job of the FBI to make sure our country and its elections are not influenced by foreign operatives.
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The fact the House has to have separate intelligence briefings BECAUSE Trump's lapdog, Devin Nunes, forced House leadership to request a briefing of hopefully the same material. Nunes is one of the biggest jokes of a congressman on the Hill.

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TimberTopper says... May 24, 2018 at 6:18 a.m.

This dictator wanna be is without a doubt the worse POTUS in our country's history. He has no regard for the rule of law, as he has always believed himself to be above the law. His day to cry unfair is coming. Mr. Mueller, just continue to do your work, on behalf of America.

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BOLTAR says... May 24, 2018 at 8:37 a.m.

Starr's report claiming obstruction of justice by Clinton cited as evidence actions taken in resistance to the prosecutor that were much less egregious than these outrageous actions by Trump. Others best beware, or they may well fall into the hole they are helping Trump dig.

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PopMom says... May 24, 2018 at 9:38 a.m.

The "spy" no doubt was a patriotic American who alerted the DOJ that the campaign was colluding with the Russians. Trump thinks that he is a king and anybody who opposes his criminal behavior is himself a criminal. I can't wait for him to be impeached.

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glh05230944 says... May 24, 2018 at 9:47 a.m.

The professor is the informant. The Russian Agent of interest, aka our perverted potus, is the spy in this particular case.

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Packman says... May 24, 2018 at 10:49 a.m.

So, covertly collecting information on private citizens and the opposition party and transmitting the information back to the party in power isn't spying. Sure, libs, you run with that. Donald Trump may very well win in a landslide in 2020.
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Richard Nixon resigned for trying yet failing to spy on the opposition party. The Obama Administration actually succeeded in spying on the opposition party. Let that sink in for a minute.
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Borrowed from unknown source: SPYGATE - There was no spy. The spying that did not happen was totally justified because an informant isn't a spy because a spy isn't an informant, and water isn't wet. It would damage national security to identify the spy that doesn't exist. The spy's name is Stefan Halper and he's a college professor from Cambridge.
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Popcorn. Need more popcorn!

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TimberTopper says... May 24, 2018 at 11:05 a.m.

Packy, you may choke on your popcorn. Judging by your mindset gruel would be safer for you to try and swallow.

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RBear says... May 24, 2018 at 11:25 a.m.

"So, covertly collecting information on private citizens and the opposition party and transmitting the information back to the party in power isn't spying." Nope, because it was not done for political purposes nor was anything transmitted back to the opposition party. I know you'll never believe that, but you usually don't follow logic. I mean, you blow off the Russian infiltration of social networks or election divisions as unfounded. Typical Trump demographic.
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BTW, you're pretty predictable. Trump goes BSC and then you go BSC in these boards. But hey, you're an "independent thinker."

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mozarky2 says... May 24, 2018 at 12:08 p.m.

RBear, you truly are Captain Oblivious...

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BOLTAR says... May 24, 2018 at 12:20 p.m.

RBear, your quote from the anonymous troll may have been taken out of context. He appears to be alluding to Trump's effort to gather data on the civilian informant for the FBI in order to share it with the Republicans in power in an effort to win reelection.

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